LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt-2 Portable Hard Drive 1TB SSD (9000477)
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- Capacity: 1TB (SSD)
- Interface: 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
- Interface Transfer Rate: 20Gb/s
- Average Transfer Rate: Reads: 1375MB/s Writes: 1180MB/s
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First impressions: This thing is tiny! Way smaller than I expected. Perfect for toting around when I need to travel. The sleek aluminum chassis gives me the impression of sturdy quality, built to last. The black color and sleek design is a definite plus. It does come with a thunderbolt cable in the box which I was quite pleased with. Upon turning the device on for the first time, I was pleased to find that it is, in fact, whisper-quiet. It cannot be heard, even when in a perfectly quiet bedroom listening for it. Perfectly suitable for noiseless vocal takes in a home studio where all your stuff is in the same room.
I've been using the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 SSD drive as my daily workhorse for audio production for about 2 months now. I am a composer/producer/songwriter and use a wealth of high quality sample libraries for my production. I was looking for a high quality SSD (Solid State Drive), reliable, portable, FAST, with low seek times for streaming samples off the drive into the sampler being hosted in my DAW. All my research led me to this drive.
Yes, my eyes and my wallet shed a tear when I clicked "buy" but I'm glad I did. Boy I'm glad I did. Time is money in the audio world. This is true in any type of production and this drive gives back exactly what you want. Time. Any composer using samples knows the loading times of those libraries is a pain.Read more ›
I don't do video work, so I can't comment on the speed of transferring and editing 4K.
The only downside to this device is its price. It's not cheap by any means...but if you decide to splurge for it, you will enjoy much faster file transfer.
As this costs more than $1200 with tax, I hope that Apple will address this oversight when they redid Disk Utility. In the mean time, El Capitan users should avoid unless they want to use the terminal to setup the raid or have a way to boot into an earlier version of Mac OS.
I'm rating it as 2 star because both tech support at both Apple and LaCie say the problem is because of the other company. Apple basically broke Disk Utility when they developed El Capitan. LaCie has a limited Knowledge Base note on how to use terminal commands to setup raid on this drive. Tech support will not discuss the commands to use in terminal other than the initial setup.
Lacie advises booting to Yosemite to work on this raid drive. I have a USB bootable Yosemite drive and will keep it around so I can work with this drive. Under the current circumstances this drive is not Mac friendly.
I am extremely disappointed with both LaCie and Apple. They have left raid users high and dry. I have seen some suggestions that Softraid software can be used to manage this drive. However, the software costs $180. This is way too expensive for a drive which costs this much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This thing spoils me when editing video. I had been using a Thunderbolt 1 era spinning disk drive and rendering video clips with my MacPro would take minutes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris P.
1) crashed after 7 months of use as a main drive, with neither volume recognized by my mac 2) because of the two device package, macs cannot setup as single encrypted volumePublished 8 months ago by Boris Dimitrov
All I can say is WOW!!!!! As one reviewer said we are here for speed, and speed is what you get. I am a photographer/restoration and this thing absolutely kills. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mike
Outstanding. I have a maxed-out late 2014 MacBook Pro with a 1 TB internal SSD drive, and this thing beats it by far in terms of speed. Obviously, it's connected via Thunderbolt 2. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Marco Lemes
Wow. Small and FAST. Built like a tank. I put a piece of black tape over the very annoying bright blue light on the front. Configured OTB as RAID 0, it is very, very fast. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Russell Birch
Awesome product! Works amazingly well. Pairs very nicely with my new Mac Pro.Published 18 months ago by Patrick S.
This is one awesome drive. I just have plugged it into my MBA from 2013 (just TB 1) and get write speeds of up to 760 MB/s, read speeds of up to 640 MB/s. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Matthias Nott